antique prayerrug timuri dokhtareqazi subtribe borderlands of eastern persiawestern afghanistan

Antique Prayer-Rug, Timuri - Dokhtar-e-Qazi Sub-Tribe, Borderlands of Eastern Persia/Western Afghanistan.


| $2,359 USD | €2,042 EUR

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The blue-ground prayer-rugs of the Timuri tribes are scarce in every sense of the word and this one, made during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, is complete with no repairs and with unusually complete flat-woven skirts. The field design incorporates the 'shrub' pattern, used more often in the nineteenth century by the Dokhtar-e-Qazi sub-tribe. The dark brown colour, which is fairly heavily corroded, would have been dyed with pistachio bark or oak galls and mordanted in an iron solution - usually iron slag or camel urine - thus causing the heavy corrosion over 100 years plus! The hand-panels contain beautifully-drawn 'trees-of-life'.
The best place for this small rug today in order to preserve its completeness, would be to hang it on the wall with a low-voltage spot to light up the deep indigo-blue background.
Size: 1.50m x 1.12m (4' 11" x 3' 8").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1776


Height = 150 cm (59")
Width = 112 cm (44")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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